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Arterial Elongation In Children
Artery: Arterial elongation is not a terminology we use, can you explain further what you mean? ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?
Not the calcificatio: The risk factors for splenic artery aneurysms are thought to be high "portal vein" pressures (from liver damage) & multiple pregnancies. Neither of these conditions per se is genetic, although many risk factors could have a familial basis (ie, high blood pressure & fertility). If this were hereditary, then your parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, & siblings would have suffered. If so, then screen ...Read more
Estoy experimentando dolor de costado, dolor intenso en las extremidades, fatiga and adormecimiento de la mano. Lo siguiente también me describe: La presión arterial alta (hipertensión). ¿Qué debería de hacer?
Complicado: Esto suena complicado y antes de poder ayudarte tendria un monton de preguntas. Cuando empezo? Sos sobre de peso? Tenes diabetes? Tenes depresion? Quisas que la precion alta y los simptomos no tienen que ver con el otro. Mano dormida? Uno solo? Accidente? Trauma? Te duele el cuello? Que ases de trabajo? Ves... muchas preguntas antes de que pueda saber bien como ayudarte. ...Read more
Arteries Constrict: Arteries, like veins, have layers of smooth muscle cells within their walls; many layers for arteries, fewer layers in veins. All the cells are oriented circumferentially. If the muscle cells contract, the inner opening for blood flow, gets smaller. Arterioles, the tiniest end arteries just prior to the capillaries, nerves to each, are most adept at changing size: control local flow & body wide bp. ...Read more
Could be bad: If you injure artery in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral dissection, could lead to stroke. If you injure the largest artery, and burst the aorta, it's death. If you lacerate an artery, bleeding may be intense. So, varies, and if you experience bright red bleeding, it may well be arterial in origin. ...Read more
1) mechanically remove the clot in an interventional procedure
2) dissolve the clot using "lytic" medications
3) do nothing and just try to keep more clots from forming with Heparin or a heparin-like compound.
Those are usually the 3 options. Specific choice depends on dozens of individual factors. ...Read more
Artery: Need more information, ask your doc who knows you. In general if you have anatomic disease it stays. ...Read more
What causes arterial lesions? I would think that too much physical exertion or disease might be the cause in many cases.
What lesions?: Excess physical exertion isn't a risk factor for any vascular disease. "arterial lesions" often means atherosclerosis, a very serious disease for which fitness is actually protective. You're right to be curious about disease, but avoid letting personal impressions or emotional beliefs influence what you do or share with others -- whether it concerns, health, money, love or anything else important. ...Read more
Are PCO2 and PaCO2 interchangeable? I understand PaCO2 to denote arterial measurement. But what is the difference if any?
PCO2: PCO2 is the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and gives no information as to where the measurement (or calculation) is being made. "a" is arterial, "v" is venous, "et" is end tidal, and "e" is expired, "A" is alveolar, and "i" is inspired but without the qualifier the location depends on the context. Most of the time arterial is what is being referred to. ...Read more
When I test my arterial pression, I get sometime very diferent data with only laps of few minutes. I tried with several tensometer. How to know which?
Best with manual cuf: Use a manual manometer. Check at spe ific times. ...Read more
Options: Several options are available, including a stent, bypass, or other options. You need to see a vascular surgeon or urologist to discuss them. ...Read more
Unclear: What do you mean. React question please. ...Read more
What is arterial femoral runoff and what is involved. I have to under go this at the va on : 03/25/14i and was wondering.
Arteriogram: A femoral runoff is slang for the study where the doctor will sedate you and numb up your groin. He will put a catheter into the artery leading to your aorta and then into the aorta. Contrast will be injected to image your aorta and legs (the runoff part). This will enable him to see blockages or narrowings and possibly guide therapy with a balloon or stent. It should not be painful or stressful. ...Read more
Acidosis: The pco2 can be altered via respiration deeper inflation of the lungs or increasing the rate of breathing will lower this value. Higher Pco2 will make the blood more acidic which is not healthy ...Read more
Very Safe: Arterial bypass in the legs is an extremely safe operation when performed by a board-certified vascular surgeon. When you are advised to undergo leg bypass surgery your vascular surgeon will likely send you for cardiac testing to make sure your heart is strong enough for this type of surgery, as heart complications are the majority of risk with leg bypasses. Learn more at vascular. Org. ...Read more
Physical exam.: There are many differences between arterial and venous foot ulcers but there is also overlap. The standard answer is that an arterial ulcer usually occurs on the toes which would be the areas most distal to the heart and, thus, receiving the least arterial blood while medial/lateral ankle ulcers are usually venous. Physical exam should be the keyv to distinguish the underlying cause of the ulcer. ...Read more
BP in artery: Most likely nothing if for short time. But muscle will tire quickly. ...Read more
3 major factors: Condition of the artery (caliber, plaque, injury, inflammation...) viscosity of the blood (hydration, tobacco, blood element derangement...) and the force of the blood flow (stasis, poor heart functions...) are the main factors leading to mesentary arterial thrombosis. It can happen in association to an embolic event. ...Read more
Air Blockage: I'm assuming you mean an "air embolism." it's when air gets into an artery and the air bubble gets jammed up further down the line. At that point, blood can't get past the air; serious consequences or no consequences at all can result depending on where the blood flow blockage occurred. ...Read more